shrub: Had a telstra/vodafone door knocker 2 days ago and he had nothing to offer me it was really weird? he asked what plan i was on (telecom 150) and he said they cant beat that price... I'm in a cable area and house is already wired for it (previous owner) why cant you beat the telecom 150 plan with the cable?
You've got to wonder what the point of having door knockers is at the moment if they can't offer competitive plans - there might be the odd person on a grandfathered plan with another ISP that could potentially be made better off, but virtually all of the current offerings of major ISPs are sharper than TCL Cable plans. Im an extreme example, but I told the door-knocker that visited me about my unlimited plan with Orcon and he buggered off straight away.
That said, I know that for houses already wired for cable, they offer no minimum term and no connection fee (if you ask for it) so they are actually the best option for short-term internet needs.